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NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTHAUTHORITY
1. The North-Central Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the following:
Name of Tender
Date for Site Visit
All other information is included
in the Tender Document
All other information is included
in the Tender Document
and now invites interested firms having representation and service facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to submit their proposals.
2. Site Visit for the:
i. Request for Proposal for Interior Design and Outfitting Services for the Refurbishment Works at the Foyer (Main Lobby), Mount
Hope Women's Hospital is scheduled for Wednesday 11th June 2014. All bidders must be present for the schedule site visit in order
for their bid to be considered. All other information is included in the Tender Document. Bid Documents would NOT be available after
9:30am on the date of the official site visit
ii. Request for Proposal for the Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of a Pre-Fabricated Building to House the Stores Department for
the St. Joseph Cluster at the St. Joseph Enhanced Health Centre is scheduled for Friday 13th June 2014. All other information is
included in the Tender Document.
3. Tender Documents may be perused at Third Floor, Room 306, Building #39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, and are available
between the hours of 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm, but may be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three Hundred
Dollars (TT$300.00) by cash or certified cheque to the North Central Regional Health Authority, payable at the cashier Building #39, Second
Floor, North-Central Regional Health Authority. The receipt must be attached to the Tender upon submission.
4. All requests for information and /or clarification shall be addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
c/o Tenders Department
North Central Regional Health Authority
Third Floor, Room 306
Building 39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs
Tel: (868) 645-2640 ext: 5077
Fax: (868) 645-2640 ext. 5077
5. Tenderers are required to fully complete and return the Tender Form together with the Tender.
6. Tenders must remain valid for a period of at least one hundred and eighty (180) days (6 months) from the closing date of the Tender and must
be accompanied by the following:
Valid Income Tax Certificate;
Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
Valid NIB Clearance Certificate;
Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate of Continuance;
2% Bid Security in the form of a bank guarantee or a certified/manger's cheque from a Bank;
The Price Schedule which must include the Delivery Schedule;
Documentary evidence that the Tenderer is eligible and is qualified to perform the Contract in accordance with the general conditions if its
Tender is accepted;
Two (2) Recent References of Completed Similar Services;
Audited and Certified Financial Statements for the past three years;
Qualification Questionnaire with all attachments;
Tenderers must also provide a copy of NCRHA's Receipt for the procurement of Tender Document;
7. All alterations or erasures in the Tender must be initialled by the person submitting the Tender or in the case of a business entity, a duly authorised
8. The Bid Security of two percent (2%) of the value tendered (VAT Inclusive) shall be included with the Bid. Such Security shall be in the form of a
bank guarantee or a certified cheque.
9. The ORIGINAL AND COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL TENDER SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS must be placed in sealed envelopes addressed to:
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TENDERS COMMITTEE
NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
BUILDING 39, ERIC WILLIAMS MEDICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX
URIAH BUTLER HIGHWAY, CHAMPS FLEURS
And clearly marked:
Tender -- indicate the Tender you are submitting as stated below
i. Request for Proposal for Interior Design and Outfitting Services for the Refurbishment Works at the Foyer (Main Lobby), Mount Hope
ii. Request for Proposal for the Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of a Pre-Fabricated Building to House the Stores Department for the
St. Joseph Cluster at the St. Joseph Enhanced Health Centre
10. The envelope must be deposited personally in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above address no later than 2:00 pm on Monday
30th June 2014.
11. Tenders will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the same day in a meeting room on the NCRHA's premises. The Tenderer or his representative may
choose to be present at the opening.
12. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
13. The successful Tenderer would be required to furnish a Performance Bond of not less than ten percent (10%) of the contract price within fourteen
(14) days of receiving the letter of award.
14. Late Tenders will not be considered.
15. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the Tender not being considered.
16. The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present Tender in its entirety or partially, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting
Venezuela has 520 long
rivers, taps often run
dry, many poor neigh-
bourhoods depend on
tanker trucks, water
rationing remains a
reality, and in some
areas water quality is
One of the rivers,
described by Jules Verne
as The Mighty Orinoco,
is the world s third-
largest in terms of water
volume, after the Amazon and Congo rivers, with
hundreds of tributaries in a basin of nearly one
million square kilometres that empties into the
But the distribution of water in the national
territory is another story: 90 per cent of the pop-
ulation is urban and 80 per cent lives in the north
and west of the country, where only five per cent
of the freshwater is located.
"Since 2011, the taps almost always run dry.
Families here pay 1,000 bolivars each (20 dollars,
one-quarter of the minimum monthly wage) to
pay the tanker trucks that bring us water," street
vendor Dulce Hernández from Carayaca, a town
on the Caribbean coast northwest of Caracas, told
Luis Mejía, a mechanic who lives in Maca, a
poor neighbourhood in east Caracas, also com-
plained: "We get by thanks to tanker trucks that
the city governments send us, but we have a two-
pronged problem: While we suffer from thirst, if
it starts raining we can be flooded by the Guaire
river (which crosses Caracas and on whose banks
the slum was built)."
Similar stories abound in the capital and other
cities: schools that send children home early
because there is no water in the toilets and sinks;
restaurants that do not provide beverages, or simply
close their doors when the water stops running;
small gardens that dry up; roads that are blocked
by protesters after days without running water.
Since 2008 Venezuela has boasted that it met
the Millennium Development Goal of halving the
number of people who do not have access to safe
drinking water, reporting that clean water now
reaches 96 per cent of the population of 30 mil-
But in 2003, 2009 and now 2014, with the
changes in rainfall patterns caused by the El Niño
and La Niña climate phenomena, large segments
of the urban and rural populations have found
that the taps are dry, or running only sporadically,
or the water is brown because of the mud, or
green due to organic material.
In the north-central part of the country, where
lake Valencia (344 square kilometres) and the
industrial city of the same name are located, local
residents who block roads to protest the lack of
clean water agree with those who mount road-
blocks to complain about poor water quality.
In this area, "water scarcity coincides with poor
quality. Government institutions just wait for the
rain to fill the tanks, but the rain washes down
minerals and organic residue which obstruct the
pipes," sanitary engineer Manuel Pérez Rodríguez,
with the Movement for Water Quality, which is
active in the region, told Tierramérica.
"Since 2011, the taps
almost always run
dry. Families here
pay 1,000 bolivars
one-quarter of the
wage---to pay the
tanker trucks that
bring us water."
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